Gilbert takes over as CBI treasurer

Jamie Lynn GilbertStudent Media Associate Director Jamie Lynn Gilbert begins a three year term as College Broadcasters, Inc.'s treasurer.

"College Broadcasters, Inc. is an amazing resource for student-run electronic media outlets across the country and I am honored to take on the role of treasurer for the organization," Gilbert, who advises student radio station WKNC-FM at North Carolina State University, said. Gilbert previously held the CBI secretary role from 2008-2014 and 2015-2016. She was elected to this new role in April, but officially took over Dec. 1, 2016.

CBI is a member-driven organization serving students and advisers of college and high school electronic media outlets. The organization hosts the annual National Student Electronic Media Convention, a student production awards contest, and advocates on behalf of student electronic media.

WKNC leads sessions at CBI Philadelphia

WKNC students led three educational sessions at College Broadcasters, Inc.'s fifth annual National Student Electronic Media Convention Oct. 20-22, 2016 in Philadelphia. CBI Philadelphia featured more than 100 breakout sessions and brought nearly 500 students, advisers/managers and professionals to Philadelphia for the three-day event.

Sylvan Esso premieres new single on WKNC

Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso premiered their new single “Kick Jump Twist” during a DJ set Nov. 17 on NC State student radio station WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1. Photo by Emily EhlingDurham electronic-pop duo Sylvan Esso stopped by the WKNC studio Nov. 17 for a guest DJ set that culminated with the premiere of their new single.

"Kick Jump Twist" was released Nov. 18 as the B-side to the single "Radio" on a new 12-inch LP from Loma Vista Recordings.

"Sylvan Esso is a great local band with national influence, so we were excited they wanted to premiere their new song on WKNC," Emily Ehling, WKNC's general manager, said. "We were happy to accommodate them and hope we can continue doing things like this in the future that bring a national spotlight to North Carolina music."

WKNC celebrates 50th anniversary as FM by adding HD

Doug and WillOn Oct. 9, 1966, WKNC switched from an AM to FM radio station. Fifty years later, the station had upgraded to an HD radio signal.

“We chose October 9 to flip the switch because it’s symbolic as our 50th anniversary as an FM station,” Jamie Lynn Gilbert, associate director of NC State Student Media said. “We’ve grown enormously in the past fifty years and chose that date to highlight the transformation of the station from a carrier current station built in someone’s dorm in Watauga Hall to a 25,000 Watt operation which, in terms of wattage and coverage pattern is one of the top ten largest student-run radio stations in the nation.”


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